We are a registered charity that has no regular income. We do not receive any Local Government or Lottery assistance and our funds come from our own fundraising efforts plus donations and occasional bequests.
Those of you that shop online can help us raise funds each time you shop with almost no effort and no cost to yourselves. Simply register at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ and specifying Birmingham Talking Newspaper Association (BTNA) as your nominated charity or use http://birminghamtna.easysearch.org.uk/ . Every purchase results in a percentage of the sale going to BTNA though the amount varies depending on the vendor. You will find all the major UK high street and internet sales outlets via this method. It’s simply a question of remembering to use this route rather than going direct to the vendor site so that we get a percentage of the purchase value.
We are greatly indebted to the following organisations that have assisted us with provision of funds to enable us to recruit new listeners so that we are able to purchase new players and memory sticks for those who took up our service in 2013 to 2015.
Ulverscroft Foundation – www.foundation.ulverscroft.com
Birmingham & Black Country Community Foundation – www.bbcf.org.uk
Comic Relief Grant – www.comicrelief.com
Waitrose – www.waitrose.com
Birmingham Mail Cash for Your Community Wish Campaign 2012 – www.birminghammail.co.uk
The Dickens Charitable Trust
Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust – www.edwardcadburytrust.org.uk
Blakemore Foundation – www.afblakemore.com
Wisdom Factory – www.thewisdomfactory.org
Harborne Parish Lands – www.hplc.org.uk
G.J.W. Turner Trust
Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust – www.suttoncoldfieldcharitabletrust.com
Midlands Co-operative Society – www.midlands.coop
Roughley Trust – www.roughleytrust.org.uk
Bryant Trust – www.bryanttrust.org.uk
Challenge Network – www.the-challenge.org
Birmingham Mail Cash for Your Community Wish Campaign 2013 – www.birminghammail.co.uk
Heart of England Community Foundation – Sport Relief Fund – www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk and www.sportrelief.com
Santander Foundation – www.santanderfoundation.org.uk
Waitrose – www.waitrose.com
Sainsbury’s Everyday Shopping Card
“Birmingham Talking Newspaper has teamed up with Sainsbury’s in a new fundraising scheme. You can now raise 4% for BTNA – for free – when you shop instore at Sainsbury’s! Simply request an Everyday Shopping Card by visiting www.raisewithsainsburys.com/charity/btna top up your card and shop at any Sainsbury’s. We will be most grateful to anyone able to support us this way.”
Waitrose – www.waitrose.com (Chairman, David, collects a cheque for £330)
Asda www.asda.com (Volunteer, Christina takes part in a bucket collection in March 2015)
West Midlands Police Proceeds of Crime Fund – www.west-midlands.police.uk
Specsavers – Sutton Coldfield www.specsavers.co.uk
David, BTNA Chairman, received £470 in January from Specsavers manager Andrew Pennicott and Kerry following 6 months of BTNA being Specsavers chosen charity. Our grateful thanks to them and customers of their Sutton Coldfield branch.